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loosely there with cia director david petraeus which led to the resignation from his post on friday. good morning. with us on set, msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. the president on the council on foreign relations, richard haass and author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order." and from washington, we've got nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. the great john heilemann also here. >> we also have willie geist. >> the great willie geist also here. >> we did your show. it's a cute little show. >> it's fun, right? it's a good show. >> how's your new life? >> it started nine seconds ago, so i'll let you know. >> your swan song on friday being called by some the greatest swan song since the beatles recording abbey road. >> the "m.a.s.h." finale, i got a lot of that. >> so what's the chances that this paula broadwell, is that her name? >> yes. >> paula broadwell is on "morning joe" the one day that i'm off over the last three years. i missed her. >> crapshoot. >> she was impressive, right? >> yeah, we had her on-sped her bo
any announcementes to make on personnel matters. i would address that question to the c.i.a. and d.n.i. >> is he coming to the white house? >> i don't know. >> senator proposed one solution to the fiscal cliff challenge is closing the loopholes as they apply to the highest income earners without changing rates? would this meet the president's test? >> the president has made clear that the only acceptable approach to dealing with our fiscal challenges and the only approach that allows us to continue to invest in areas of our economy is to take a balanced approach, to make sure that in addition to the trillion dollars of spending cuts, in addition to doing more on the spending side, in addition to doing more to reform our entitlement programs, we have to include revenue. the president made clear every day asking the wellingiest to pay a little bit more. the npt his own specific proposals has put forward measure that is include reforms to our tax code like the buffet rule and limiting deductions for higher earners. so that would be part of the conversation. but when i comes to the bus
-called fiscal cliff. during this briefing, news broke that cia director david petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. shortly after this, president obama release is statement except in his presentation. this briefing is just under an hour -- accepting his resignation. this briefing is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the white house briefing room. it's a pleasure to be back. we haven't done this too often of late since we've all been traveling. i want to thank all of you who traveled with us over the past weeks and months. i know it was sometimes grueling. i'm sure fascinating and certainly part of what is a remarkable process. it's just a reminder of the greatness of the country in which we live. before i take your questions, let me give you this announcement. next thursday the president will travel to new york to view recovery efforts and meet with families and officials and thank first responders who have worked tire leslie following hurricane sandy. -- tirelessly following hurricane sandy. more details about the trip will be a
-locate to the annex, talking about the cia annex. if the security environment downgraded suddenly. it also revealed that they were concerned about the trustworthiness of the libyan militia. the 17 february brigade, which is protecting the consulate. noting that, quote, certain sectors of the 17 february brigade were hesitant to share information with the americans. one republican senator said the obama administration wanted to believe that libya was safe enough to keep a smaller security footprint there. >> this has been the story of libya for months. the people on the ground in libya are begging and pleading for additional security. they're being denied additional security. military and civilian security. u.s. security because we wanted to, quote, normal lives relationships with libyan government that didn't exist in ben gauzy. >> reporter: senator graham and fellow republican senators john mccain and kelayotte are calling for a select committee of lawmakers to investigate the attack. the obama administration said that it wants to make an independent review. in the meantime, the president's team a
fox news reported last friday that officials within the cia chain of command denied repeated requests from its officers on the ground to assist in the attack and were r ordered to stand down. a senior official says there were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support, the official insisting that the cia operators on the ground were in charge of what they did and that it was a very important consideration. >> what are you learning about how long it took the cia officer to actually respond to what was going on? >> we know a lot more know than we knew in the weeks after. there was a roughly 25-minute gap between the initial call for help from the consulate, the time that came into the officers at a nearby annex, the time the officers were in the car on the way to assist. we're told during the time they were getting their weapons loaded while others were on the foeb trying to get so-called friendlier militias to come in and assist them. >> also that officers on the ground were asking for military back-up, but the chain of demand denied those requests. >> i can't use the actu
president obama of the investigation of the c.i.a.? >> i would say that with regard to that issue, what we did was conduct the investigation in the way that we normally conduct criminal investigations. we do so in a way that -- so they can be seen as being done in an impartial way. we follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the f.b.i., the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determines as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed we would, of course, have made that known to the president and also to appropriate members on the hill. but as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts and tried to examine them as they developed, we felt very secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist that warranted the sharing of that information with the white house or with the hill. but when we got to a point in the investigation, it was very late in the investigation after a very critical interview occurred on the
cain knows full well there was cia engagement not just with these talking points but with the actual operation around the ambassador in benghazi. everyone knows what the real story is behind here in terms of the operation, in terms of susan rice's independence, and if you want to take a sunday show talking points performance as the measure of a secretary of state, you're on very thin ground in terms of how anyone for any position could get nominated in the future. >> let me follow this thinking here. who is going to take the bullet for what looked to be the failure to protect chris stevens? who is going to take the bullet for what looks to be a misrepresentation in real time as to what happened? who is going to pay the price? >> certainly -- >> first of all, jay go first. >> i think certainly republicans want it to be susan rice. they're essentially calling for her scalp. and you had white house press secretary jay carney out there at the same time going even farther than rice was and talking about how this was all just due to a protest and not really -- not having much to do with te
travels overseas to analyze these things over time. and it looks like the cia was more responsible for the libya stuff. the ambassador chose to go to benghazi. he left the embassy. is partially the state department's fault. it is dangerous for americans to do stuff overseas in places like that. the conservative talk shows have gone overboard in their commentary about libya. it is really nobody's fault. host: "new york times as a piece looking at petraeus. if you wanted to read it later today. on thursday with him away in the middle east, intelligence officials give their own account of the chaotic night when two is pretty officers died with the american ambassador. and another diplomat. the officials acknowledge that the security officer work on contract with the cia. a little bit from that story on the front page of the new york times. house and senate elections and how you are going to vote. this is perryville, indiana, steve. caller: i am voting straight democrat. there is no way that the republicans are going to help anybody. they are wanting us to let the rich have a more mone
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